Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96
The United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Sept. 8. The Queen began her reign in 1952 and witnessed many historical moments, from World War II to Brexit. Throughout her reign, the Queen showed support for numerous progressive legislative amendments, such as the Perth Agreement of October 2011, which allowed female heirs to inherit the throne. She will be remembered for her lifelong loyalty to the Crown.
Inflation Reduction Act
President Joe Biden signed a historic climate, healthcare and tax bill on Aug. 16. With a cost of $740 billion, the act is the largest federal investment against climate change to date. The bill aims to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030. The plan will also allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and extend the Affordable Care Act through 2025.